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Scott Litman

J.D. '98

Partner, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel
Highstar Capital (New York, NY)


Mr. Litman joined AIG Investments in 2003 and the Highstar Team in 2005. Mr. Litman has over 10 years of experience as an attorney, working primarily in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Mr. Litman is responsible for managing the legal work relating to Highstar’s fund administration and investment activity. In this capacity, Mr. Litman has been a member of the deal teams for many of the Highstar II and Highstar III portfolio company acquisitions as well as many of the Highstar I and Highstar II divestitures. Prior to joining Highstar, Mr. Litman worked primarily on a variety of private equity, derivatives and non-performing loan matters for AIG Investments after arriving from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, LLP, where he spent five years as an attorney in the corporate and finance groups.


Mr. Litman received a BA degree, cum laude with General Honors, in History and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD degree with a concentration in Business Law and Regulation from Cornell Law School. Mr. Litman is admitted to practice law in New York; and is a member of the New York State and City Bar Associations.